DLBA’s Thunder Thursday Helps Kick Off Grand Prix Weekend

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Grand Prix excitement will race into Downtown Long Beach on Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. for the 14th Annual Thunder Thursday. Produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), this free event will offer an action-packed kickoff to Grand Prix weekend that is fun for the whole family.

Thunder Thursday, a free event that draws thousands of fun-seeking attendees to the corner of Pine Avenue and Broadway, will be fueled with gravity-defying motorcycle stunts, motocross performances, race car displays featuring Pirelli World Challenge Cars, Cadillac Kings Classic Car Display, autograph opportunities and live music. The event will also feature a professional Verizon IndyCar pit stop competition and the Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pageant. New to this year’s event will be a craft beer garden sponsored by Kress Market.

More information about Thunder Thursday can be found on the DLBA website at www.downtownlongbeach.org. For more information on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, please visit: www.gplb.com

The 14th Annual Thunder Thursday is Thursday, April 10, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Pine and Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

  • 6:30pm Event Kicks Off with Live Music, Driver Autographs and Classic Car Show + Beer Garden
  • 6:45pm Pit Stop Competition
  • 7:05pm Motocross Freestyle Demo
  • 7:30pm Motorcycle Stunts
  • 7:45pm Pit Stop Competition
  • 8:05pm Motocross Freestyle Demo
  • 8:30pm Motorcycle Stunts
  • 9:00pm Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pageant Kicks Off
  • 9:00pm Live Stunts, Car Show & Beer Garden Conclude
  • 10:00pm Event Concludes

Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. For additional information, please see www.downtownlongbeach.org.

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